eat the world

I don’t want to toot my own horn here but . . .oh, wait. I do.

 

A while back, I wrote about recycling, composting, and the ideas great and small that come of that kind of thinking. Well, I’m glad to report a kind of unexpected progress.

I got the counter-top compost bin I ordered, and have put it to good use; filling it and hauling it out to the green waste wagons at the curb. I continue to recycle what I can, even the smallest strips of plastic and unwanted paper. And guess what? The actual basket of trash that goes to the landfill has shrunk substantially. I mean Duh, right? And still. I didn’t expect it but there it is. The largest part of my household trash is either recycle- or compost-able. Yay!

I’ve reduced my personal carbon foot print by at least two-thirds, which I consider a personal best, and therefore pretty awesome. If I can do this kind of recycling on a weekly basis, I can redistribute my annual trash impact on the planet significantly, and that’s just crazy cool! 

compost

3 thoughts on “eat the world

  1. Yay composter!! My granddaughters love Peppa Pig. They walk around their very typical Canadian home speaking with high-pitched British accents. It’s hilarious. Not the point of your post, I know, but just saying. Congrats on your progress.

    • Thanks!! I adore Peppa — though I just discovered the clan. Love the snort as they speak; love how they love the recycling. So adorable. From an ad campaign, they’d be thrilled to know that little Canadian girlies follow them.
      On the composting theme, I never thought I’d actually post a picture of trash — it’s much prettier in person. :)

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